Applications are invited for the following year from Indian citizens for the awards of the Indian National Science Academy (INSA) Visiting Fellowship for conducting advanced research or undergoing specialized training at Indian Research Institutes/ Laboratories.
The Indian National Science Academy (INSA) was established in January 1935 with the object of promoting science in India and harnessing scientific knowledge for the cause of humanity and national welfare. The foundation of the Academy, earlier known as the National Institute of Sciences of India (NISI), was the outcome of joint endeavors of several organizations and individuals and the International Science Council (ISC) playing a leading role in this regard.
Details of Awards
- These Fellowships will be awarded on a competitive basis to the scientists/ faculty for the furtherance of their research and/ or research capabilities for carrying out collaborative research, undergoing training in specific techniques, or utilizing facilities not available in their own institutions.
- The Fellowship will be for a minimum period of one month to a maximum of 6 months in a laboratory or research institution of his/ her choice anywhere within India.
- Fellowships to be awarded each year will be a maximum of 120 man-months per annum.
Who can Apply?
The applicant should be a Scientist/Faculty in any R&D organization including Universities or Affiliated Colleges in India. Applicants should not have availed of INSA Visiting Fellowship in the last year.
During the fellowship period, awardees will be paid a consolidated amount of Rs.30,000/- (maximum) per month to cover their expenses related to boarding, lodging, travel, etc.
How to Apply?
Applications will be invited once a year. The applicants would be required to provide a concise account of their plan of work/ study besides their bio-data highlighting their achievements. It would be desirable that the applicant should have approached the host institution and the scientist concerned to ascertain their concurrence to accept him/ her.
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Candidates should submit their application (Two Sets) on the prescribed application form available in the Academy through the proper channels to the Deputy Executive Director-I (Scientific), Indian National Science Academy, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi – 110002. The decision of the Academy will be communicated during April / May in the following year. The last date to apply is February 26, 2021.
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